Easton Hospital’s Veteran EmployeeGeneral
Melinda Lopez, RN
Melinda Lopez was born and raised in Allentown, PA. In 1986 at the age of 17, Melinda joined the United States Navy and served until 1992 as an E-6 Hospital Corpsman. Melinda spent her first two years stationed in Orlando, FL, followed by another two years in Okinawa, Japan. She was called back into the service on active duty in 1991 during the Gulf War. Her division, the Fleet Hospital 15, was shipped to Saudi Arabia. Her division was attached to the 1st Marine Division, serving as their first line of medical defense. The Fleet Hospital 15 was responsible for setting up an on-base hospital, similar to a hospital emergency room, in just eight days, and treated soldiers with life-threatening injuries from combat. After her time in Saudi Arabia, she retired from the service to return to her family in Allentown. Melinda received her MSN degree from Cedar Crest College in Allentown in 1996, and established a successful career in healthcare that spans over two decades. She joined Easton Hospital in June 2018 and Melinda oversees the daily operations of the Short Procedure Unit, Pre-Admission Testing, Endoscopy and PACU. Melinda remains loyal to her hometown and volunteers in various local veteran programs, providing assistance when needed.
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